Latest posts by KT53

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:59

I'm obviously missing something, but why does a lithium battery mean you don't have to worry about a spare?  If the lithium is a 'fixed' battery surely you still have the risk of it going flat when out but no way of mitigating the risk by carrying a spare?

Slabs on top of gabion

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 20:53

I would expect the stone / rocks in the gabions to settle over time so I'm not sure how stable you would be able to make slabs on top of them.  The only way to fix them would be to cement them in place.

Greenhouses - how big is too big?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 20:51

It's not far short of twice the size, and the usable space probably is twice the size.

Garden Pond Renovation

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 16:22

Sooner rather than later.  I'm amazed you haven't seen any frogs yet.  When I had a pond we generally saw them from mid Feb onwards.

Good Service

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 12:53

Only kidding DHR , probably just jealousy on my part because we have a small kitchen and nowhere to put things like a coffee maker.

Stuff in the Loft

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 12:50
Kitty 2 says:

. What a bloomin' cheek KT.  I'd be tempted to hire a van and dump it all in the driveway (after an advisory warning of course ).

I too have dead suitcases..........full of "BUMPH".

See original post

 That would be my thoughts too. 

Unfortunately my neighbour is a widow and basically scared to do anything which might upset the son in case he stops the grandchildren visiting.  Only one thing matters to her son, that is having his own way in everything. 

Just one example of an incident before her husband died, they had arranged to go out for the day but late the previous evening the son phoned to tell them (not ask) they would have to look after the grandchildren the following day, because he had forgotten it was an 'in service' day at the school and he and his wife were busy.

Good Service

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 08:53

82 quid to fix a coffee maker!  How many jars of Gold Blend could you buy for that??

Stuff in the Loft

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 08:49

We've been in our current house for nearly 29 years now and have not been camping since we moved here.  Despite that there is still a large frame tent and all the associated camping gear up there.  Old suitcases also go up there to die.

My next door neighbour took in a load of stuff from her son's house when he was having an extension done - 3 years ago.  She asked him when he's going to collect it and his response was "Oh, we don't really need any of that stuff".  For once she was lost for words and the stuff is still in her loft.  To be honest that doesn't really surprise me as it sums his attitude up perfectly!

Is it really a problem?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 08:44

I would definitely get somebody in if you've seen more than one rat. They are not a creature to co-exist with.  As you rightly say they will undoubtedly breed.  The alternative is to stop feeding all the others birds and beasties for a while in the hope that the rats will go in search of food elsewhere.


Posted: 04/03/2017 at 08:41

I have read that they shouldn't be spread immediately, but I have been doing for years without any problem.

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